Strict Fabric Fast

I think I might need an intervention. I got my fabric wall shelving put up today, and it’s full. Literally. I mean, I knew I had a lot of fabric, but not enough to fill 4 shelves that are 4 feet wide and 1 foot high. 😳 To be fair, I do have 4 pieces of fleece and a couple of my storage containers of notion-y goodness on there too, but it’s still pretty crazy. I’ll get a picture of it when I’ve got things organized a bit better, because right now you wouldn’t be able to get the full effect of my hoarding-ness.

So now; I do solemnly swear to buy no more fabric until I have used at least half of the stash currently on the wall.

As a bonus, it was kind of like going fabric shopping today when I was putting that stuff up there, because some of it I didn’t remember seeing before (though I’ve been gifted a lot of fabric that I’m not sure why I kept….) and I have some really pretty pieces that I’m excited to sew up. I wonder if other people feel the same way when they reorganize or purge their stash.

Oh, and cheapskate alert! If you want some of those interlocking foam mats and don’t want to pay the $20+ for them, you can get some that are thinner but still functional (assuming you can deal with the bright colors) at Wal-Mart for $5. I found them with the seasonal cheap kid toys display. They might even handle spray paint if you can’t stand the cheery colors (test it before getting too excited). I’m going to put a couple in front of the ironing board and the cutting table, and maybe even store some somewhere in the kitchen for washing dishes. Something about standing at the counter for more than a couple of minutes is murder on our backs. And so is the concrete floor under the linoleum in my sewing room.

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